Alfie Goodrich

Alfie is a British professional photographer and photography teacher living in Tokyo, Japan, with his wife Hiromi and their three children; Joe, Ami and Charlie.

Alfie started taking pictures aged seven and had his first photos published in 1991, at the age of 22 an after finishing three years of photography studies in the UK. From 1991 until 2001 he worked in the music business, as Press Director for Nimbus Records and then as General Manager for Black Box Music in London. During that time his music photography was published in magazines and newspapers across the world. He also photographed Peter Gabriel’s WOMAD Festivals for some years and in 2002 was chief photographer and photo editor for the official website of Glastonbury Festival. In 2002, Alfie started his own graphic and web-design business in the UK. Since moving to Japan he does less design, concentrating most of his time on working as a freelance photographer and teaching photography.

He works in Japan for a range of domestic and overseas commercial, private and editorial clients. Recent clients have included: Ferrari Magazine, Lexus, BBC, QMagazine, Wall Street Journal.

His photography teaching business has more than 300 students on its mailing list. As well as frequent one-to-one lessons with students all over Tokyo, he organizes weekly workshops and photowalks. Find out more about lessons here and visit his website for lots of shots, photography projects, galleries, useful info, photo tutorials and downloads.

Alfie's photowalks and workshops in Tokyo were featured in Travel & Leisure magazine. See a copy of that article at the link below:

In 2011, Alfie was interviewed by Mamiya cameras for their US blog. Click here to read the article:

His daily photoblog [] attracts between 40,000 and 80,000 visitors a month and contains a good cross-section of recent and current work.

Clients for his photography have included, amongst others: TIME Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Travel & Leisure Magazine, The International Monetary Fund, The International Development Bank, Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, Digital Photographer magazine, BBC Music Magazine, Classic fM Magazine, Songlines Magazine, The Independent newspaper, Gramophone Magazine, Glastonbury Festival, WOMAD Festival, Nimbus Records, Black Box Music, BBC Online, Wayfarers Travel, Eurobiz magazine, Servcorp Inc, Nile’s Nile magazine, Cuisine Kingdom magazine, Gourmet Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, JapanToday, Japan National Tourist Organisation, The Govt. of Japan’s “Highlighting Japan” magazine, The Korea Herald, Digital Photographer magazine in Brazil, The Trip magazine, La Repubblica newspaper, Working Style Magazine, Berkeley University, World Music Magazine, Dirty Linen Magazine, The Mamiya Blog, Le Monde de la Photo, Auto Salon Magazine, ANZ Bank and Torque Magazine.

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